Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Can Not Run Programs Under One User


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 nixgod

nixgod

  • Members
  • 59 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:11:13 AM

Posted 13 September 2007 - 10:06 PM

I am tryign to help my friend with his laptop running xp pro. he had alot of problems with it. he put on a bucnh of programs to try and fix it himself. he installed tweakxp and tweak ui on the computer. I think using these programs he did something to his login. whenever a program is clicked the error this operation has been canceled due to restrictions on the computer. contact your system administrator. he is set as an admin on the computer. I logged in as admin and made sure that his right were fine. i uninstalled both tweakxp and tweak ui but he still gets that error. i could not do a restore back to another date. the other logins on the computer work fine.

another issue is i do not se a folder associated with his login name. if he is user1 there is now user1 folder under documents and setting. user1 appears under the user accounts in the control panel. there is a folder under doc and settinf fr a username that does not have a login or show up under the user accounts. under users in computer management the mystery user shows up but not the user1 login.

is there any way to get user1 working again. or shoudl i just remove that user from the accounts and also te mystery user folder

thanks

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Budapest

Budapest

    Bleepin' Cynic


  • Moderator
  • 23,579 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:02:13 AM

Posted 14 September 2007 - 03:43 AM

There probably is a way to get user1 working again, but I think it will be a lot less hassle to create a new user account, copy any important documents over from the old user1 account, and then delete user1.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

—George Bernard Shaw

#3 usasma

usasma

    Still visually handicapped (avatar is memory developed by my Dad


  • BSOD Kernel Dump Expert
  • 25,091 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southeastern CT, USA
  • Local time:12:13 PM

Posted 15 September 2007 - 08:20 AM

When an account is created, it's folder is given the name that's chosen for the account. If you rename the account, the folder name will not change (FYI - this causes a lot of problems with workgroup access). You'll likely find his stuff under a different folder name (such as HP_Administrator, Owner, HP_Owner, etc). Browse around a bit (with your friend available) to locate his stuff. Don't forget to check the All Users account for stuff that's "Shared" (although this shouldn't be his account).

Further FYI - when Windows creates an account, it melds the stuff in the All Users account and the Default User account to create the new account (so, in effect you're using 2 accounts with 2 desktops, etc).

All this being said, here's a link on how to migrate stuff from the corrupted profile to the new profile: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=811151
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

- John  (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. **  If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users